Lady Evelyn Zainab Cobbold


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Ottoman Rule Ends in Libya


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Lecture on the Wali Songo

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s talk in Kuala Lumpur about the Wali Songo, who are seen as the founders of Islam in Java/Indonesia.

Jack Ward / Yusuf Reis


Were they pirates, or were they warriors for Islam? For centuries, historians have debated the significance of one of the most stirring episodes in the history of Britain ’s Muslim minority. Men such as Captain John Ward of Kent astounded their compatriots by proudly adopting Islam to fight the Inquisition and the expansionist powers of Europe. Contemporaries called such men ‘corsairs’; they themselves considered themselves mujahidin. Some were among the most pious Muslims this country has yet produced. Others were famous drunkards and lechers.

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